Recent Submissions

  • Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (HTW Berlin, University of Applied Sciences (Organisers), 2018-05-23)
    SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2018. Mechanical, thermal, and flammability behaviour of low density polyethylene - oil based mud fillers nanocomposites. Presented at the 4th International structural nano composites conference 2018 (NANOSTRUC 2018), 23-24 May 2018, Berlin, Germany.
    Novel low density polyethylene (LDPE)/Oil based mud fillers (OBMF) nanocomposites were manufactured by a melt compounding process. Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy was used to characterise the structure of ...
  • Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. 

    Siddique, Shohel; Yates, Kyari; Njuguna, James (Robert Gordon University (Organisers), 2016-09-12)
    SIDDIQUE, S., YATES, K. and NJUGUNA, J. 2016. Thermal stability, flame retardancy and mechanical properties of polyamide/montmorillonite nanocomposites prepared by melt processing. Presented at the 3rd International structural nano composites conference 2016 (NANOSTRUC 2016), 12-16 September 2016, Aberdeen, UK.
    The increase in thermal stability, flame retardancy, and mechanical properties of Polyamide 6 (PA6)/montmorillonite (MMT) nanocomposites open a new research window in respect to successful technical application of PA6/MMT ...
  • Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring. 

    Messina, Marco; Njuguna, James; Palas, Chrysovalantis (Liverpool John Moore University/Robert Gordon University, 2017-10-29)
    MESSINA, M., NJUGUNA, J. and PALAS, C. 2017. Computational analysis and optimization of a MEMS-based piezoresistive accelerometer for head injuries monitoring. Presented at the 16th IEEE sensors 2017 conference, 29 Oct - 1 Nov 2017, Glasgow, UK.
    This work focuses on the design improvement of a tri-axial piezoresistive accelerometer specifically designed for head injuries monitoring where medium-G impacts are common, for example in sports such as racing cars. The ...
  • Self-healing polymer nanocomposites for composite structure applications. 

    Gupta, Ranjeetkumar; Jha, Vineet; Latto, James; Pancholi, Mehul; Huo, Dehong; Pancholi, Ketan (Cranfield University https://doi.org/10.17862/cranfield.rd.5675281.v1, 2017-11-14)
    GUPTA, R., JHA, V., LATTO, J., PANCHOLI, M., HUO, D. and PANCHOLI, K. 2017. Self-healing polymer nanocomposites for composite structure applications. In the Proceedings of the 3rd defence and security doctoral symposium 2017 (DSDS17), 14-15 November, Swindon, UK. Cranfield: Cranfield University [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17862/cranfield.rd.5675281.v1
    Nanocomposites offer the possibility of realizing materials with bespoke properties that were un-realizable by the parent pristine materials. Since, nanoscale inclusions firstly engender small mechanical, electrical and ...